argo0 (11317) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle, thanks jslot38. Tan head atop cola black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, some smoke. Taste is moderately sweet, roast, bittersweet chocolate, some caramel. Light-medium body.
Leighton (10419) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Sander’s place, NYC. Pours rich brown with a creamy, tan head. Some dusty cocoa in the nose with light leaves, dirt. Flavor ain’t nothing special. Light roasted malts, some plastic, dirty bitterness. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Light sweet finish, light roasty cocoa, some leafy and dirty bitterness. Nothing special.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 23, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle courtesy of jslot, thank you! Hazy dark brown color, small head. Aroma of nutty cocoa and nutella. Taste is medicinal chocolate soda.
GT2 (8161) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
651mL thx to Justin. Clear schwarzbier coffee pour. Tan head. Nose is lemon tea, coffee, hazelnut, chestnut. Taste is tangy, chocolate, nutty, coffee. Pretty good stuff.
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CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by jslot38: pours a slightly transparent dark mahogany with a stringy-lacing off-white head. Has a lightly sweet toasty dark malty nose with some mild roast and dark chocolate. Starts with good fullness and light sweetness with some toasty dark malts and a touch of dark chocolate. Finishes drier and bittersweet.
radagast83 (4409) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle provided by jslot38. Thanks! Well I noted it had an awful aroma - but i don’t remember why I noted that or anything else, ah well. Anyway, poured a ruby-cola color with a small off-white head. Aroma was sweet roasted, chocolates, and toffee. Flavor was likewise.
thornecb (4289) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2011 Pours black into a Sam glass. Off-white head with excellent retention recedes to coat surface. Sweet chocolate and caramel aromas. Thin with chocolate and mild smoke front to back.
nuplastikk (4268) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 1, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber shared at a DC tasting. Brown black, very light delicate body. Takes a style that is made pretty sub-standardly all too often, and really perfects it. Great clean example of the style.
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Tx Kan. Pours black off white head. Aroma nice roasted malt, toasty. Flavors astringent tannic malts, coffee, nutty.
SrSilligoose (3217) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JAN 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. pours a deep brown with a sizeable frothy tan brown head. aroma of silky dough, hazelnuts, cold roasty coffee, and a touch of licorice. taste is rustic floury dough, nuts, and bitter roast. dry. sessionable. tasty. to style, and maybe 85th percentile of the "black beers" i had in the czech republic, but i haven’t had many. like quite a bit. as far beers on ratebeer under the schwarzbier category, i’ll give the nod to the heater allen schwarzbier i had a couple weeks ago. this wasn’t too bad though. personally, would like a touch more bright roast, and a touch less dough. but who knows.